Fatehgarh Sahib district
This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Fatehgarh Sahib
Fatehgarh Sahib district is one of the twenty-two districts of the state of Punjab in North-West India, with its headquarters in the city of Fatehgarh Sahib.
The district came into existence on 13 April 1992, Baisakhi Day and derives its name from Sahibzada Fateh Singh, the youngest son of 10th Guru Gobind Singh, who along with his brother was bricked-up alive on the orders of Suba Sirhind, Wazir Khan in 1704, and which is now the site of the 'Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib'.
As of 2011, it is the second least populous district of Punjab (out of 22), after Barnala.
Important cities and towns
According to the 2011 census Fatehgarh Sahib district has a population of 599,814, roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands or the US state of Wyoming. This gives it a ranking of 525th in India (out of a total of 640).
The district has a population density of 508 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,320/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.39%. Fatehgarh Sahib has a sex ratio of 871 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 80.3%.